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MC 202: Postcolonial Theory & Literature (Aly)

Spring 2024

What is a Primary Source?

Primary Sources are recorded or written down at the time of the event and include items such as diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, photographs, artifacts, literature, maps and government documents.

Learn more about how to recognize and use primary sources in your research via the MSU Libraries' Special Online Exhibit: Primary Sources.

Primary Sources Online

Primary Source Databases